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  • Civil engineer lab innovations advance Air Force readiness

    The CE laboratory at Tyndall AFB, part of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, is at the forefront of innovation to assist engineers in maintaining the operational readiness of installations. This involves the exploration, creation, testing, and assessment of engineering technologies for use by

  • AFCEC team wins Presidential Federal Sustainability Award 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s efforts to build more resilient coastal installations were recognized with the presentation of a Presidential Federal Sustainability Award during a White House ceremony June 25.  The awards recognize federal agencies that

  • DAF leaning forward with PFAS clean-up plan

    Armed with data from nearly 10 years of investigation and response to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance, or PFAS, releases at its installations, the Department of the Air Force is rolling new regulatory standards into its ongoing plan to address PFAS risks.

  • AFCEC safeguards cultural sites, strengthens tribal relations

    Air Force Civil Engineer Center Wildland Support Module specialists at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, are taking action to preserve sacred ceremonial rock art located on the installation to protect the indigenous cultural heritage while supporting the Department of the Air Force’s military

  • Air Force begins pilot program for breakfast at select AF Inns 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The Air Force has begun the pilot phase of its Smart Start Breakfast Program at seven Air Force Inns locations. “Recognizing the importance of a wholesome start to the day, this program seeks to offer a range of breakfast choices, including grab-n-go

  • Mission Monday: Headquarters Air Force Liaison

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Debra Edwards, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s liaison to the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for Energy, Installations and Environment. Edwards is the conduit between SAF and AFCEC leadership to make sure projects and

  • CDC reopens almost one year after Typhoon Mawar

    U.S. Air Force leadership and Child Development Center (CDC) staff members cut a ribbon signifying the reopening of the CDC a year after Typhoon Mawar at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 10, 2024. Multiple Air Force Specialty Codes worked together to support the 36th Force Support Squadron’s

  • AFIMSC focuses I-WEPTAC topics on GPC solutions

    The first of two 2024 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conferences concluded May 8 at the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center when three teams presented solutions to advance agile combat support operations in an era of Great Power Competition.

  • Offutt Breaks Ground on two more Campuses

    The Offutt Flood Rebuild Program Management Office will break ground on the Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Campus at 8 am and the Operations Campus at 11 am on Friday, May 3, 2024.

  • Global Strike Command wins CE Readiness Challenge X

    A team of Air Force Global Strike Command civil engineers hoisted the Readiness Challenge X winner’s trophy April 26 after a grueling six-day competition that tested 12 teams in more than 25 engineering skills ranging from firefighting to runway repair.

  • Tyndall leads the way in Air Force eco-conscious fire protection

    In 2024, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, became the first Air Force installation to transition to the fluorine-free foam within its fire departments, effectively replacing the aqueous film-forming foam that contained Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances. The new foam is a primary component of a

  • Tyndall answers CSAF’s Call for Change amidst Great Power Competition

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin, his spouse Gina, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force David Flosi visited Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, April 25, to speak with Airmen and witness firsthand the strides made in response to the imperative Case for Change initiative.

  • DoD awards recognize Air Force environmental successes 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Department of the Air Force took top honors for its commitment to environmental stewardship in five of nine categories during the 62nd Annual Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Competition April 22. Teams and individuals from Hill Air Force Base,

  • AFCEC streamlines CE work tasks with mobile IT initiative

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently introduced a new tool to help installations collect, manage and use civil engineering data more efficiently. The tool – a custom-designed mobile tab for the NexGen IT system – gives civil engineer field technicians a user-friendly option for accessing,

  • DAF set to launch full youth summer camp schedule 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Department of the Air Force Child and Youth Programs is set to launch myriad 2024 summer youth camps April 8 for kids across the enterprise to boost morale, skills, teamwork and resiliency. The specialized camps, centrally funded and managed by the Air Force

  • Dirt Boyz maintain base structure

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Alvaran, 49th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment craftsman, poses for a photo at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, March 21, 2024. Known affectionately as Dirt Boyz, these Airmen perform a variety of tasks, including foreign object debris sweeps,

  • 2024 DAF Art Contest opens for 2D, 3D artists

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Calling all artisans … the 2024 Department of the Air Force Art Contest opened March 1 and runs through April 30.Any authorized patrons of DAF morale, welfare and recreation programs and facilities – beginning at age six – can participate in the

  • Air Force launches new virtual leadership book club 

     JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Department of the Air Force launched a new virtual Leadership Book Club last month to help build current and future leaders while growing connectedness between Airmen and Guardians.  “Our goal is to give Airmen and Guardians a platform to connect and

  • Women Civil Engineers Making History with the Tyndall Rebuild

    When Category 5 Hurricane Michael struck Tyndall Air Force Base in 2018, it destroyed more than half of the facilities across the installation. Knowing the importance of Tyndall’s mission and its geographical location, the decision was made to rebuild, and through the rubble, the installation of the

  • Offutt continues flood rebuild

    On March 16, 2019, Offutt Air Force Base suffered a devastating flood, causing millions of dollars in damage to infrastructure and displacing more than 3,200 personnel.Now, reconstruction and rebuilding are in full swing under the guidance and leadership of the Offutt Flood Rebuild Program

  • DoD housing satisfaction survey for tenants available March 4

    Tenants of Department of the Air Force privatized housing and government-owned family housing have an additional avenue for improving their quality-of-life with the March 4 release of the annual Department of Defense Tenant Satisfaction Survey.

  • Window opens for DAF Sports triathletes

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The application window is now open for Department of the Air Force triathletes and coaches to participate in the upcoming Armed Forces championship. The application window opened March 1 and closes March 30 for coaches and April 15 for athletes. Those

  • Black History Month 2024

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Darris Wyatt, 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron Materiels Management flight chief, and Senior Airman Janiel Elliot, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, speak on the importance of Black History Month. African Americans have been serving in the military since

  • AFIMSC spearheads AI innovation at industry forum

    More than 120 industry, academic and government officials gathered Feb. 20-21 at the University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Artificial Intelligence Industry Forum. 

  • AFCEC leadership visits Mobility’s Hometown

    Brig. Gen. William Kale, Air Force Civil Engineer Center commander, Chief Master Sgt. Edward Fitzgerald, AFCEC senior enlisted leader, and AFCEC leadership members visited Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, to engage with the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron, Dec. 12, 2023.

  • AFCEC announces 2023 DAF Design Award winners  

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently announced the winners of the 2023 Department of the Air Force Design Awards for excellence in design, sustainability and energy efficiency.  “The three 2023 award-winning projects demonstrate innovative and

  • Notice of Intent and Notice of Public Scoping

    The U.S. Department of the Air Force (DAF) initially issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) on April 20, 2021, to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Infrastructure Upgrades at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam.

  • AFSFC fills gaps in confinement operations, creates ‘hubbing’ concept

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Security Forces Center is launching a shared corrections facilities concept aimed at improving operations and filling gaps in confinement operations across the Department of the Air Force. AFSFC, in partnership with installation leadership, the

  • Preventative Law Tips: Holiday Scams

    With Americans expected to spend an average of $1,000 this Holiday season, scammers are hard at work targeting holiday shoppers with the latest identity theft and hacking scams. Follow these tips to stay safe this season!

  • 311th AMU conducts high-power engine immersion demonstration

    The 311th Aircraft Maintenance Unit conducted a high-power engine run maintenance immersion exercise on November 16, 2023, here.This demonstration offers an in-depth look for non-F-16 maintainers and non-maintenance personnel from across the base into the high-power maintenance procedures essential

  • Kunsan Airmen BEEF up capabilities

    Airmen from the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron conducted monthly Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force or “Prime BEEF” training at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 19.

  • The 325th MXS complex goes vertical

    As Tyndall Air Force Base's fleet of F-35A Lightning IIs continues to grow, construction in Zone 1 is well underway.Zone 1 is slated consist of 12 newly constructed facilities upon completion. Zone 1 facilities directly support Tyndall's mission in projecting unrivaled combat airpower by not only

  • JBER Iditarod dining facility to undergo $1.3 million renovation

    The Iditarod Dining Facility on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska will be closing for renovation starting in January of 2024.Funding of $1.3 million will be invested into overhauling the dining facility in order to continue serving quality meals to service members and their families here.

  • Tyndall celebrates the opening of four new fire facilities

    Team Tyndall celebrated the construction of four fire facilities, Sept. 27, 2023, at Tyndall Air Force Base.The four new facilities are the first buildings to be completed and officially transferred from contractors to the U.S. Air Force since the base was devastated by Hurricane Michael almost five

  • Air Force pioneering innovative geothermal energy solutions

    Seeking to fortify defense infrastructure, the Department of the Air Force has signed agreements for groundbreaking geothermal energy prototype facilities at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. When operational, the new facilities will deliver continuous clean

  • Sea turtles set strides at end of nesting season

    The 325th Fighter Wing reported a record-breaking sea turtle nesting season at the beaches located on Tyndall Air Force Base.Nesting season kicks off annually on May 1 and proceeds through Aug. 31. This season in particular has been nothing short of monumental.

  • AFIMSC announces 2023 I-WEPTAC topics

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center has announced its 2023 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference topics, and four Mission Area Working Groups are well on their way to finding solutions to the Department of the Air Force’s biggest agile combat support

  • Tyndall's 82nd ATRS facilities near completion

    With construction nearing completion, the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron prepares to take ownership of their new large and small boat facilities. The facilities sustained significant damage following the impact of Hurricane Michael in 2018 and are a part of the Department of Defense’s largest rebuild

  • Hispanic Heritage Month begins Sept. 15

    Every year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct.15. The month celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

  • JBLE Airman strengthens partnership with Ukraine

    On Feb. 12, 2022, Senior Airman Kostiantyn Khymchenko’s life took an unexpected but welcomed turn when he received a vital phone call.“Hello?” he greeted.On the line was Master Sgt. Aaron Washington, 633d Civil Engineer Squadron heating, ventilation, and cooling noncommissioned officer in charge,

  • Gamers needed to help build Air Force strategy

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is contracting with MITRE to test Airmen and Guardian decision making in a contested environment through video gaming. Registration opened Sept. 6 for military members to participate in eSports tournament GameX: Mission Generation Under Attack at

  • Paving the way to the future; Tyndall Flyover Project

    Beginning in January 2016, the Florida Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Department of Defense, developed a plan to construct new overpasses and an intersection on U.S. Highway 98 to improve the on and off-base flow of Tyndall Air Force

  • AFIMSC hosts final combat support training range evaluation

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center closed out its combat support training ranges proof of concept exercises by hosting six days of unit-led training and a senior leader visit here Aug. 13-18.The CSTR initiative expands multi-functional training opportunities for installation and

  • Tiny fish swims off the endangered species list

    A decades long partnership between the Department of the Air Force and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has brought one tiny Florida fish back from the brink of extinction.  The Okaloosa darter, a two-inch perch-like fish found only in the streams at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, was removed from

  • Decades-Long Recovery Effort Leads to Okaloosa Darter Delisting

    The Department of the Air Force celebrated the delisting of the Okaloosa darter from the endangered and threatened species list during a ceremony on August 2, 2023. The fish plays a critical role in the balance of the creeks and streams on land managed by Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

  • AFCEC plays vital role in Air Force climate plan initiatives

    AFCEC has a significant role in climate change initiatives intended to enhance resiliency at Air Force installations by addressing the risks severe weather poses to infrastructure, operational capabilities and readiness as outlined in the Department of the Air Force Climate Campaign Plan.

  • CSTR proof of concept tests Defender unit-led training, equipment delivery

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center moved another step forward in establishing combat support training ranges across the enterprise with a security forces-focused proof of concept exercise at the Silver Flag site here July 17-28.As part of the CSTR

  • Where there’s smoke, there’s Wildland Fire Fighters

    Every year Florida experiences an average of 2,000 wildfires that burn 88,000 acres, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. To mitigate the hazardous effects wildfires can have on the local environment and military installations, the Air Force created the Wildland Fire Branch, a part of

  • AFWERX accepts applications for fall fellowship

    AFWERX, the innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory, is accepting applications for its Traditional fall fellowship program July 17 to Aug. 18.

  • EOD Flight Protects Alaska

    Members of the 673d Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight recently responded to a potential unexploded ordnance at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, June 30, 2023.